# Enabling a continuous axis on dimensions

You can customize your visuals according to their data type. To look at trends and the rate of change, use a continuous axis on numerical dimension, which shows data at equal intervals. Compare visuals that use a continues dimensional axis to results with a categorical axis, which only plots dataset values.

To use regular intervals, navigate to the Axes menu, and select the Make Dimension Axis Continuous option.

The image on the left shows a categorical X axis where each label represents a value in the
dataset, from `50`

to `160`

. The image on the right shows a
continuous X axis where labels are auto-generated, in equal intervals starting from
`0`

to `160`

. Notice how enabling this feature gives a clearer
visual representation of where the calorie levels fall within a range of values.